Vanderbilt may submit one proposal for the Pew Health Impact Project. This program is focused on addressing the social and economic factors that contribute to health, including education, employment, family and social support, and community safety.
It will support grants for health impact assessments that address health in one or more specific counties in a selected list of states. In Tennessee, those counties are Campbell, Cocke, Grundy, Hancock, Hardeman, Haywood, Jackson, Lake, Lauderdale, Scott and Shelby. The selected projects will be awarded a total of $100,000 for two years.
The central goals of this funding opportunity are to:
- Support the use of health impact assessment (HIA) to improve health where it is shaped—in families, neighborhoods, schools and jobs; and
- Build the capacity of organizations to conduct HIA to bring both health evidence and community voice to decisions made in sectors outside of health care.
Interested faculty should visit https://vanderbilt.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1761146 to submit an application for the internal LSO competition and to find additional information about the opportunity. The deadline for the internal competition is Friday, July 21.
Any questions about this opportunity or the LSO process may be directed to VU-LSO@vanderbilt.edu.